Molly Smitten-Downes says Eurovision's bearded lady is 'competition'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2014
Molly Smitten-Downes

Molly Smitten-Downes

Molly Smitten-Downes will represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest tonight (10.05.14) but she has admitted Austrian's bearded lady could provide some "competition"

Molly Smitten-Downes is worried she could lose the Eurovision Song Contest to a bearded lady.

The singer is representing the UK in the annual competition, but she is concerned about coming up against Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst - real name Tom Neuwirth - because of the "novelty".

She told The Sun newspaper: "Conchita is a brilliant singer and getting a love of love from everywhere. She definitely competition for me.

"I was so surprised when I heard there was a bearded lady in the contest, I was like, 'Whaaat?' But she is so attractive. She dersses incredibly.

"You see her from behind and then she turns around and she has a beard. It is a bit of a shock ... I would like to think Eurovision is just about the song, but there is the whole novelty thing here."

Meanwhile Molly - whose song 'Children of the Universe' will be performed last - is hoping she can do her best and let the voting take care of the rest.

She added: "It is great to go last, but anxiety is going to go through the roof by the time I go on ... The public will go with whatever entertains them the most.

"I hope the best song wins. The vibe for me over here has been really positive. Everyone is excited about my performance and there is a lot of expectation.

"My biggest concern is making sure I deliver it. There is nothing I can do about anything else."

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